Texas Hill Country – Last week the current 32 member wineries of the Texas Hill Country Wineries association voted to add 3 new winery members and a 2nd location tasting room for an existing member. This brings the total of association members to 36.
Hye Meadow Winery, located in Hye, Texas right on Highway 290, is still under construction but plans to open end of April or early May. Wines include Chardonnay, Shade Tree Blush, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Edelzwicker. Hye Meadow is owned by Mike & Denise Batek, winemaker is Jeff Ivy. www.HyeMeadow.com
Lewis Wines, located in Johnson City, Texas just off of Highway 290, produces wines from 100% Texas grapes. Owner and winemaker Doug Lewis opened in 2012 and offers tastings by appointment only and has building a barrel room in the plans. www.LewisWines.com
Wedding Oak Winery, located in historic downtown San Saba, Texas, produces Texas-grown wines, blending Old World traditions with New World flair. Wines include Sangiovese, Tioja, Viognier, Wedding Oak White, and Wedding Oak Bridal Blush. Wedding Oak is owned by Mike & Lynn McHenry, winemaker is Penny Adams. www.WeddingOakWinery.com
Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg, located in downtown Fredericksburg, is a second tasting room for Fiesta Winery in Lometa. The Fredericksburg location carries all of the Fiesta wines produced by the Baxter Family and operated by David and Cynthia Ritchie. www.FiestaWinery.com/Fredericksburg
The addition of these new members confirms that the Hill Country is a growing wine destination and the association will continue to support this growth through events, marketing, education and community partnerships.
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